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Sabash Naidu director TK Rajeev Kumar diagnosed with Lyme disease

Actor Kamal Haasan has confirmed that as Sabash Naidu’s original director TK Rajeev Kumar is extremely ill he will direct Sabash Naidu.

regional movies Updated: Jun 13, 2016 20:21 IST
Rajeev Kumar has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, a rare infection prevalent in Europe and North America.
Rajeev Kumar has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, a rare infection prevalent in Europe and North America.

Putting all rumours to rest, actor Kamal Haasan has confirmed that he is directing Sabash Naidu as its original director TK Rajeev Kumar is “extremely ill”. To avoid any delay in the filmmaking, Kamal will be directing the Tamil-Telugu-Hindi, trilingual film, which for the first time will feature him and his daughter Shruti together.

“My director, Rajeev has taken extremely ill. The unfortunate setback occurred when we were on the fourth day of our recce in Los Angeles. He has been diagnosed with a Lyme disease. It is a rare infection prevalent in Europe and North America. This is the reason why I am now directing the film,” Kamal said in a statement.

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“Rajeev is getting the best possible medical care in LA. We have put him in one of the best hospitals with one of our executives keeping vigil 24/7,” he added.

In the film, Kamal plays a RAW operative and the role is based on Balram Naidu, the popular character from 2010 Tamil film Dasavatharam.

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The film, which will also star actors Ramya Krishnan, Brahmanandam, Saurabh Shukla and Roger Narayanan, is being simultaneously shot in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.